—Hippocrates 400 BC
The native pecan that grows in Missouri is very unique in that it has adapted to a colder climate than other pecans; its nut is smaller in size, has a thicker shell and a much higher oil content than its cousins in the south. The oil gives the pecans the ‘sweet’ flavor that made them a delicacy of the Osage Indians centuries ago. Pecan farmers here feel blessed to nurture and cultivate many of the same trees that were once harvested by Native Americans. These wild trees are a vital part of a special ecosystem in that they grow in the fragile floodplains of local rivers and streams. As the farmer cares for the trees and receives the annual harvest, he recognizes his life is merely a chapter in the lives of these majestic trees.
Our organic certification is to help ensure the public of our due diligence in offering a product that is not only tasty but also abstains from harming the environment with unnecessary pollutants.
Due to the prevalence of chemicals used in daily life, people have become more conscientious about their food intake and the potential health hazards associated with food consumption. We want you to trust that we support our environment and support creating products that are healthy for you.
We support this awareness and want to help provide a natural, healthy, and toxin-free pecan oil for cooking and baking.
Our goal at Missouri Northern Pecan Growers, LLC is to provide a natural product that tastes great and is beneficial to both humans and the environment. We feel that we have achieved that goal with our wild organic Missouri Native pecans.
Certification of our organic pecans ensures that our wild trees maintain their chemical and biological integrity by keeping the soils free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Our pecans are locally-grown, harvested and prepared for our customers by organically certified farmers with the commitment of providing a natural, sustainable and tasty pecan.
Our pecans are found in health food and retail stores in the U.S., and around the world!
3 large cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup red wine vinegar
¾ cup pecan oil or vegetable oil
¼ cup chopped pecans
Place the garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in the carafe of a blender and pulse a few times. Add the vinegar and blend until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil until the dressing is emulsified and looks creamy. Pour the dressing into a tightly sealing jar, add the chopped pecans and shake.
The dressing will keep for 2 days in the fridge in the sealed jar. Shake to combine before using.
Makes 1 cup dressing
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